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We are a close knit, diverse, and welcoming Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, living the mission of Christ. Parishioners serve the Lord by serving one another through our faith and sharing the resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!    We are now branching out to include other schools within the Archdiocese.    We will continue for the 2018-2019 school year! Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • The schedules for Lectors and EMHCs for the period June 1 – September 1, 2019 have been sent out to the teams. Please check the schedule for assignments during these busy vacation months.  If you have any questions, please send a note to servistraph@gmail.com.
  • Our social outreach ministry, SAMARITANS ALWAYS CARE (SAC)is collecting:
    • Food for the Soup Kitchen at Our Lady of the Valley.  Please place your items for those in need in the labeled boxes in the vestibule.
    • We will be collecting backpacks and all the stuff to fill them.  Our goal is 50 back packs for needy children in Essex and Morris Counties.  Deadline is August 15.  See the bulletin for details
    • If you would like to take a more active part in helping with the SAC projects, please contact the parish office and you will be put in contact with a committee member.  We
  • By popular demand – SUMMER BIBLE CAMP is back!  July 22-26, July 29-August 2, from 9 AM – noon.   It’s free!  Sign up sheets are in the vestibule.  A camp show will follow on August 2 at 7 PM!
  • PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE!  Present the attached coupon at California Pizza Kitchen at The Mall at Short Hills when you dine in, take out, cater or have a beverage on Fridays in August.  St. Raphael’s will receive 20% of your check’s value!
  • TRICKY TRAY – Save the Date:  October 16, 2019 at the Hanover Manor!  We are starting to assemble baskets.  If you would like to donate new items and gift cards for use as prizes, please drop them off in the Parish Office with a label “For Tricky Tray”.  Thank you!

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

  • We are still working on our 4-year campaign to support the efforts of the Archdiocese support of our priests, our seminarians, our Catholic schools!!  This is the final year of  the campaign.  We have already received funds for our parish amounting to $34,562.78.  We can receive almost $50,000 if all pledges are met. Campaign Details

Sharing God’s Blessing

 

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.